Ford has officially revealed specs for the 2015 F-150’s engine lineup, with the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine rated at 325 hp and 375 lb-ft (508 Nm) of torque.
Fitted with this engine, the F-150 has a maximum towing capability of 8,500 pounds (3,855 kg) and a maximum payload of 2,250 pounds (1,020 kg).
The power-to-weight ratio of the 2015 F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost has been improved 15 percent over the 2014 5.0-liter V8-equipped F-150 with a similar torque output. The engine is fitted as standard with Auto Start-Stop, but Ford hasn’t released yet fuel economy ratings.
The 2015 Ford F-150 will be offered with a standard 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing that produces 283 horsepower and 255 lb-ft (345 Nm) of torque. With this unit, the F-150 has a maximum towing capability of 7,600 lbs (3,447 kg) and a maximum payload of 1,910 lbs (866 kg).
Thanks to vehicle weight savings, the standard 3.5-liter V6 with Ti-VCT offers a 5 percent improvement in power-to-weight ratio over the larger 3.7-liter V6 in the previous model, with better fuel efficiency and performance. In addition to the new V6 engines, the all-new 2015 F-150 is also offered with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 5.0-liter V8 with Ti-VCT.
“The 2015 F-150 is the most capable F-150 yet, while shedding up to 700 pounds. These two new V6 engines – the 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost and normally aspirated 3.5-liter Ti-VCT – set a new standard for Ford for capability and efficiency,” said Bob Fascetti, vice president, Powertrain Engineering.
Ford also says the F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost outperforms Ram 1500 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-liter V8 while towing a 7,000-pound (3,175-kg) enclosed trailer up Davis Dam in Arizona, the same grade the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) uses for its J2807 towing testing standards.
Head down to watch the test.
By Dan Mihalascu